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VIMFF: Best of Mountain Sports & Adventure

VIMFF: Best of Mountain Sports & Adventure

The Rio is pleased to host Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival again this year.

For full information on the festival go to vimff.org

All pre-sales are through VIMFF directly but some tickets may be available on the day of the shows at The Rio also.


A selection of international films on a diverse variety of sports and adventures.

Dates, Times & Locations:

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 Sun, Feb 11, Rio Theatre
Matinee – Doors 1:30pm Show 2:00pm
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Films

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The Ario Dream

NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE
Director: Paul Diffley
Origin: UK
Year of Production: 2017
Duration: 42 min

The film profiles the exploration of the deep caves of the Picos de Europa Mountains. At the apex of the operation are the cave divers, pushing into the unknown in deep sumps where rescue is not an option.

 

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Moment

WORLD PREMIERE
Director: Zak Griffler
Origin: USA
Year of Production: 2017
Duration: 8 min

They say that when you’re first born you have two real fears. One of them is the fear of heights. Engaging with that fear starts with a step–and ends with a step. The space between is just a series of moments.

 

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The Worlds Highest Marathon

Director: Bjarne Salen
Origin: Nepal/USA
Year of Production: 2017
Duration: 7 min

A story about Christopher Mohn, a Lyme disease survivor who is running the worlds highest marathon, which starts at Everest Basecamp.

 

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Freedom

WORLD PREMIERE
Director: Goh Iromoto
Origin: Canada
Year of Production: 2017
Duration: 8 min

Emily Chan is an avid kayaker who has always lived life to the fullest, but when she faces the biggest challenge of her life, cancer, she must face this chapter of her life as if it may be her last.

 

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This Way Up

NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE
Director: Andy McKenna
Origin: UK
Year of Production: 2017
Duration: 25 min

A story that rarely feature on timelines, in tweets or Instagram feeds – the film ‘This Way Up’ tells the story of professional mountain bike guide Andy McKenna’s pharma-free face-off with Multiple Sclerosis and his quest for a holistic path to health. He wants to share what he learned.

 

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Surf The Line

Director: Jeremy Frey
Origin: France
Year of Production: 2017
Duration: 3 min

Have you ever dreamed of surfing in the sky? To experience this ultimate sensation of freedom and limitless movement? The Flying Frenchies did it!

 

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